Ride & Imbibe
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ride & Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet in the big lot behind Switchback Gear Exchange (2166 Plainfield Ave NE) at 7:00pm and we will roll out at 7:15 to slow roll our way to Speciation. You will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride by the Switchback crew. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer.

Be sure to pack lights, a helmet and lock, and a tube that fits your tires. This is a no drop ride, meaning we will do our best to keep you rolling if a mechanical or other issue arises. It will be a casual-ish ride, open to varying levels of cyclists.

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Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria

Come on down to Speciation, last Sunday of every month at 6:30pm and experience a cult classic film for free! Bring your friends, pull up a chair and try one of the ingeniously crafted ales on tap! Plus we don't have soul-craving shadow demons that float up and down the aisles like those big theater chains.
Trailers at 6:30!
Mystery Movie at 7:00!

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Common Descent of the Rogue River
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Common Descent of the Rogue River

The second annual Common Descent of the Rogue River tube float is coming up! Join the Speciation team and other lovers of craft beer as we sip on some Common Descent where it is meant to be enjoyed…relaxing on the river! We will meet at 11am in downtown Rockford in the public lot next to Rockford Brewing Company (18 S Squires St. Square, Rockford, MI 49341). Cost includes your tube rental from AAA canoe, group cooler tubes, transportation back to meeting spot and 3 cans of Speciation beer! We will be pulling out several variants of Common Descent for the float, plus some of our other canned favorites for the event. We kindly ask that you limit outside beer and have a safe transportation plan home. This is a 21+ only event. Space is limited.

If trip is cancelled due to inclement weather we will offer full refunds.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from our online store.

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Ride and Imbibe
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ride and Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet at Switchback at 7pm where you will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer. Get outside and enjoy your summer!

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August Bottle Release!
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

August Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on August 3 at noon and end August 9 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday August 10 between 10am-4pm.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Aug
21
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Ride and Imbibe
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ride and Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet at Switchback at 7pm where you will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer. Get outside and enjoy your summer!

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Green Drinks
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Green Drinks

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be hosting their monthly Green Drinks meet up at Speciation! This is an open event to people working within the environmental sciences fields from NGOs, academia, government, business, or those with an interest. Meet, drink, network, and engage!

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September Bottle Release!
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

September Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on September 7 at noon and end September 13 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday September 14 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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October Bottle Release!
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

October Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on October 5 at noon and end October 11 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday October 12 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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November Bottle Release!
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

November Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on November 2 at noon and end November 8 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday November 9 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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December Bottle Release!
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

December Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on December7 at noon and end November 13 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday December 14 between 10am-4pm.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Dec
18
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Jul
17
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

This month's metal night happens to fall on National Hot Dog day, so it will be epically metal! $3 hot dogs all evening. Plus we HAVE A FREAKING PAVED PARKING LOT NOW! And we've waited a really freaking long time for that lot, so help us chalk it up.

Normal metal rules apply: All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.


21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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July Bottle Release!
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

July Bottle Release!

Tickets go up to the public on Saturday, July 6th at noon and end Friday, July 12th at noon.

Pickup day is July 13th from 10am to 4pm.

Eventbrite Link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-july-2019-release-tickets-64384045413

JULY RELEASES:

Symbiosis - Foeder Aged Solera Sour w/ Watermelon, Ancho Chili, Lime & Salt - $20/bottle.

Edge Effect - Grand Marnier Barrel Aged Sour - $22/bottle

Saltation - Tequila BA Sour w/ Blood Orange, Guava, Lime & Salt - $22/bottle

Microbiome - Peach Brandy BA Sour - $22/bottle.

Bioluminescence - Mezcal BA Sour w/ Hibiscus & Rosemary - $24/bottle.

When Horrocks Gives You Lemons... - Sour Wheat Ale w/ Lemon, Poppyseed & Vanilla - $24 per 4 pack.

Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Blood Orange & Lime - $20 per 4 pack.

Urbanization - Funky Lager DH w/ EKG, MI Heritage & Saaz - $20 per 4 pack.

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Pub Trivia with Ben Darcie
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Pub Trivia with Ben Darcie

Our favorite trivia master, Ben Darcie, is back for another fun evening of trivia. This evening will be generic pub trivia, so no topic is off limits! Form a team of 1-5 people, and compete to win some awesome prizes!

Trivia will start just after 8 and will go until we are out of questions.

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Ride and Imbibe
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Ride and Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet at Switchback at 7pm where you will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer. Get outside and enjoy your summer!

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Heavy Cardboard Game Night
Jun
30
12:00 AM00:00

Heavy Cardboard Game Night

Settle in as Vault of Midnight’s seasoned Game Masters guide you through an intimate afternoon of gaming at Speciation Artisan Ales, all without ever having to crack a rule book!

Sign up for the crunchy game of your choice:
Arkham Horror
Fury of Dracula
Rising Sun
Scythe
Seating for this 21+ event is highly limited - only 4 players per game! $20 ticket includes your first pour of Speciation Ale + $5 voucher toward the game of your choice on 6/15

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Jun
19
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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The Secret Dad Tap
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Secret Dad Tap

Dear Dads, thanks for showing your sons that manliness is about compassion, respect, and understanding. Thank you for raising strong daughters that aren’t confined to any glass ceilings. And for making sure your children across the spectrum are deeply loved and know their worth.

Being a dad is no easy task, especially when you have worthless nipples. But you rise up and grab that bottle in the middle of the night, you rise up and take your kid on the 9pm CVS run to grab their poster board for their school project, you rise up and remind your teenagers for the millionth time that showering will help them be successful in life!

Here’s to the dads! To celebrate you we will have a secret “Dad’s only” tap in the tasting room with discounted pours. And we love you dads, so trust us when we say it’s going to be a beer worth getting.

The tasting room will be closing at 6pm on Father’s Day.

https://www.facebook.com/events/890759467923458/

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June Bottle Release!
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

June Bottle Release!

Bottle/can reservations begin Saturday, June 1st at noon, and end Friday June 7th at noon.

Pickup day is Saturday, June 8th from 10am to 4pm. Our taproom will be open from 10am to 11pm.

Eventbrite Link to reserve: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-june-2019-release-tickets-62323751017

JUNE RELEASES:

Mendelian Inheritance - Tequila & Whiskey BA Sour w/ Guava & Dry Hopped w/ Mosaic - $22/bottle

Spontaneous Generation - Spontaneously Fermented Ale Coolshipped on 1/22/18 - $24/bottle

Serial Passage - Golden Sour aged in a Detroit City Distillery Bloodline Whiskey Barrel with Mango, Ginger & Lime - $24/bottle

Life On Earth - Sour IPA w/ Lime & Orange zest, DH w/ Mosaic & Galaxy - $24/4 pack

Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Guava & Lime - $20/4 pack

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Vinyl Swap
Jun
7
3:00 PM15:00

Vinyl Swap

Looking to spice up your vinyl collection? Bring in your old records and swap it out for something new! The rules are simple, if you take a record then leave a record (1-for-1 trades). We will be conjuring up some special musician-inspired beer cocktails for the evening that you can feel good about drinking because a portion of the proceeds from the day will be donated back to WYCE radio! Our local bartender and WYCE DJ, Devon, will also be spinning records with us all evening.

https://www.facebook.com/events/522220918311036/

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Scripps National Spelling Bee Viewing Party
May
30
8:30 PM20:30

Scripps National Spelling Bee Viewing Party

It just so happens that the National Spelling Bee finals always fall right around Mitch’s (and Rally’s!) birthday, so it has long been a tradition for us to watch the Spelling Bee in celebration! Come join us for the most anxiety-provoking competition of the year and wish Mitch a happy birthday while you’re at it!

We will have discounted in-house bottles of The Great Filter (Foeder aged Golden Sour with Honey) in honor of the bee!

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The Office Party Party!
May
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Office Party Party!

The Speciation party planning committee (which at its worst is a toxic, political club used to make others feel miserable and left out and at its best, it plans parties) is proud to bring you the Office Party Party.

What’s the theme? There is always a theme...

The Office Party Party is kind of like a kid’s birthday party. And you go, and there’s really nothing for you to do there, but the kid’s having a really good time, so you're, you're kinda there. That's...that's kinda what it's like.

Complete with Dundie Awards, discounts for finders of the 4 Golden Tickets, party decorations and so many Office memes.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Metal on Vinyl Night
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Beer for Badass Moms
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Beer for Badass Moms

Dear badass moms, thank you for raising badass children. For hustling all day and wrangling kids all night. For taking a lot of Sh*t and cleaning up a lot of sh*t. For picking boogers that aren’t even your own! Let us buy you a beer!

First beer free to badass moms all Mother’s Day. (And maybe your partner or kids will get the hint and grab your second).

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Spirit Barrel Aged Beer Tap Takeover!
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Spirit Barrel Aged Beer Tap Takeover!

Something beautiful happens when we age our beers in spirit barrels. Our May bottle release is turning out some heavy-hitting spirit barrel aged beers, so we are carrying the fun over to the tasting room side as well! We are taking over the taps with some of our favorite spirit barrel aged beers. The tap list (subject to change) will include:

Mendelian Inheritance (2019)- A blend of bourbon and tequila barrel aged golden sour with guava and Mosaic hops.

Humanoid Tree Blood- A Blis Maple Bourbon barrel aged sour with a heavy-handed amount of peaches

Tektite- Rum aged golden sour with orange and pineapple, brewed in collaboration with West Michigan Craft Beer Enthusiasts

Felidae #2- Whiskey barrel aged golden sour with pear juice, cinnamon, orange zest, star anise and clove

Monotypic- A Gray Skies gin barrel aged sour with cherry, orange, pomegranate, pineapple & lime

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May Bottle and Can Release
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

May Bottle and Can Release

Tickets go up to the public on Saturday, ‘May the 4th be with you’ at noon. Reservations end when sold out or on Friday, May 10th at noon. Reserve your bottles through eventbrite. Proxies are allowed to pickup bottles on your behalf but must show a copy of the purchaser’s ID and proxies’ ID and pay for bottles at pickup.

Facilitated Adaptation - Tequila Barrel Aged Sour w/ Pineapple & Dry Hopped w/ Motueka & MI Heritage
L'Obel - Foeder Aged Sour w/ Boysenberry
Humanoid Tree Blood - BLIS Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Ale w/ Peaches
Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Lime & Orange Zest .
Thought Machine - Native Fermented Cider w/ Apricot & Plum

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Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!
May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!

We are kicking off our new summer hours with Bring Your Own Vinyl Night! Every Wednesday in the tasting room will be vinyl night. Feel free to bring your favorite records in and set them next to the record player to be queued up! Records of all music genres are welcome this evening (but please avoid overly explicit content)!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2399484903667372/

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Kentucky Derby Day!
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kentucky Derby Day!

We are tapping a special bourbon barrel aged sour firkin in honor of the Kentucky Derby. This mint julep inspired beer will be served with mint and simple syrup. Enjoy it while watching live Kentucky Derby coverage from our tasting room. Large hats are encouraged!

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Terrarium Making Class
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Terrarium Making Class

Are you itching to get your hands in the dirt?! While we patiently wait for spring to arrive, this is a great opportunity to make something beautiful! Our friend Lorin from Folklore Botanical will be guiding us through how to make succulent terrariums. Grab your friends and grab a beer! $40 includes all your terrarium making supplies (beer not included). Space is limited. Reserve your spot through our online store.

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Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria!
Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria!

WAREHOUSE CINEMA Returns for more mirth and mayhem than a pack of wild Grandmas at a baby convention! We've got cult movies on the big screen, bad jokes, popcorn, and the best Ales you've ever tasted! Join us once again and bring your friends for the best movie-going experience in town!

Vintage Kung-Fu trailers start at 6:30!
Mystery Movie at 7:00!

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